Jeffrey L. Hutter, Professor and Associate Dean, Faculty of Science

Jeffrey L. Hutter

Contact Information

Office: PAB 209
Tel: (519) 661-2111 x86719

Personal web page

Research Areas

Soft Materials
Atomic Force Microscopy

Research Interests

I am an experimental condensed-matter physicist at the University of Western Ontario. Most of the research in my group is focused on the broad areas of soft materials and nanomaterials. In order to understand the structure and properties of these materials, we employ atomic force microscopy, video microscopy, and small-angle neutron scattering.

I am also the Associate Dean, Academic, of Science. For information about undergraduate programming and services in the Faculty of Science, please visit the Undergraduate section of the Faculty web site.


  1. S.S. Nene, G.K. Hunter, H.A. Goldberg and J.L. Hutter, "Reversible inhibition of calcium oxalate monohydrate growth by an osteopontin phosphopeptide." Langmuir 29, 6287-6295 (2013).
  2. S.D. Hudson, V. Zhurov, V. Grbić, M. Grbić, and J.L. Hutter, "Measurement of the elastic modulus of spider mite silk fibers using atomic force microscopy." J. Appl. Phys 113: 154307 (2013).
  3. N. Yang, J.L. Hutter, J.R. de Bruyn, "Microrheology, microstructure, and aging of physically cross-linked poly(vinyl alcohol)/poly(ethylene glycol) blends." J. Rheology 56, 797–822 (2012).
  4. M. Grbic, et al., "The genome of Tetranychus urticae reveals herbivorous pest adaptations." Nature 479, 487–492 (2012).
  5. S. Nene, E. Karhu, R. Flemming, J.L. Hutter, "A diffusionless transition in a normal alkane." J. Crystal Growth 311, 4770–4777 (2009).
  6. E. Karhu, M. Gooyers, J.L. Hutter, "Quantitative friction-force measurements by longitudinal atomic force microscopy imaging." Langmuir 25, 6203–6213 (2009).

Professional Activities

Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Science

Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Physics